I'm running C3D 2013 SP1 on Win 8 with no major issues (so far). My computer is a 5+ year-old Core 2 Duo 6400 with 2GB of RAM, and Windows 8 (32 bit) and Civil 3D both run great. I upgraded from XP, so going to Win 7 is not really an option. I've been running Win 8 since September, and upgraded to the final version the day it was released. Windows 8 boots up and runs significantly faster than XP ever did on this machine. No way would I go back to XP. BTW, I second the recommendation for Start 8. Best five bucks I've spent in a long time.
Widows 8 x64 + Civil 3D 2012 = no work.
As long as I am using it as AutoCAD, it works fine.
As soon as I start thinking about creating an alignment, crash. Haven't tried anything else.
Then I discovered this topic, so at least I am not thinking about smashing my compiter anymore
Btw, my system is:
AMD A10-4600M with Radeon HD Graphics @ 2.30 GHz
8 GB of RAM
x64 Windows 8
I saw one guy mentioning C 3D 2013 working good on Win 8.
Anybody else with positive experience on that?
As this thread has pretty much pointed out:
C3D 2012 & Win8 = not stable & no support
C3D 2013 w/o SP1 & Win8 = iffy & no support (some seem to not be having a problem)
C3D 2013 w/ SP1 & Win8 = works & no support
FL. Dept. of Transportation
CADD Applications Developer
Core 2 Duo 2.33ghz, 8gb RAM
nVidia Quadro FX1700
I've found that the most issues I have with windows 8 and C3D 2013 is working with profiles & pipe networks.
Luckily if I'm going to be worikng on profiles I reboot to a different HD with win 7 loaded.
I've got the same pbromlems. Autodesk Civil 3D 2013 (on Windows 8) is working normally like Autocad. But doesn't work at all with Alignmen, Surfaces etc...
And I think there is only one solution for this problem - uninstalling Windows 8.
This topic has been discussed ad nauseum - but to reiterate: at this time no version of Civil 3D IS SUPPORTED UNDER WINDOWS 8
Can we please draw a line under this topic now......
(No connection with Autodesk other than using the products in the real world)
IDSP Premium 2014 (mainly Civil 3D 2014 but also 3ds Max Design)
Win 7 Pro x64, 256Gb SSD, 300Gb 15,000 rpm HDD
16Gb Ram Intel Xeon CPU E5-1607 0 @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
NVIDIA Quadro 4000, Dual 27" Monitor, Dell T3600
I got it, Windows 8 isn't supported nowadays, but my question is... does anybody know when it's going to be supported? I need this program to an University's subject... so I need it quickly.
But I can't understand why it works in some computers and doesn't works in others. What does it depends?
I have no problems on Windows 8 with the majority of what I do.
Profiles, Pipe Networks, Sections are where my problems occur.
I just reboot to a secondary HD with win 7 installed any time I
have to do the above.
Edit: Profiles work ok. Just did some last night